Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Davis Civic Center Block From the Air in 1960 and in 2000 (226)

This is the third in a series of posts on aerial photos found in the archives of the Davis School District (posts 224 and 225).

The photo featured here departs from most of the others in not focusing on a school. Instead, we are given what appears to be a circa 2000 view of Davis’ Civic Center block. That block contains a school, of course, but it is rather hidden in the upper-right hand area.

The view in this image prompted me to remember that the 1960 Davis High yearbook contains a two-page image of essentially the same area. In black and white, that image is also reproduced here.

The context is that 1960 was the last year the high school operated in the building on this block. So, the yearbook was memorializing that fact.

The point of this post is, of course, to encourage comparison of the blocks in 1960 and in 2000. In my view, the differences are profound and any alert observer does not need me to list them.

I want once more to thank Davis School District officials Penny Pyle and Maureen Poole for their excellent help and cooperation in making these photos available to the public.